When a student is in the grades K through 4 it is not uncommon to hear the famous question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When a student enters the 5th or 6th grade they are told that they need to start thinking about colleges and by the time they are in 9th grade they are groomed to have a list of colleges they wish to attend already in front of them.
For a student this type of pressure can be amazingly stressful. What if the student doesn’t know what school they want to go to? What if they don’t want to go to college? What if they want to work instead of getting a degree? Sadly, these types of students are not encouraged to explore their possibilities but instead are pressured with more questions about colleges, handed more pamphlets and information on possible colleges and told to come back when they have an answer.
Luckily for students there could be an answer: online college courses. Online college courses allow students to be able to find their niche in the world without having the added pressures of a regular college or university. A simple search at earnmydegree.com will show you that. For one reason or another many students feel an added pressure or weight from brick and mortar colleges. By offering these students the possibility of an online college education their stress is lifted as well as their attitudes toward schooling.
With this benefit of teaching students about online education it is amazing that so many schools are still reluctant to inform students about online colleges. So, in the future, instead of asking “What college are you attending?” to a high school student, people will be asking if they are attending an online college or a physical location. The question will just roll off the tongue and not feel odd.